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Bumping this to see if anyone had a chance to play one yet.
Man I gotta tell ya. Never seen so many negatives posted on something that wasn't a Behringer! Since my original post I can tell you their price point is way out of line. There are so many good tube amps out there.
I spent some time with the GVT15H - head and cab. I had a great time with that amp and thought it was great value for money.
I have a '90's Jet reissue, wouldn't take for it! It does have the blue tolex, but it also has the tone, tho it's very simple. Sounds GREAT with my newly acquired 7670 Gent!
However, i dare say these new amps are not made in the USA, so i won't be buying one, especially since there are too many good used REAL Ampeg amps out there for a reasonable price! In the first place, i wouldn't give a DIME for a whole truckload of chinese tubes!
The '90s ones were made in Korea, not the US, but how is the reverb on that '90s Jet?
The only problem with vintage Ampegs is that many of them use hard to find tubes. I guess it's wishful thinking to expect an amp with the old Ampeg design philosophy and readily available tubes. The other thing that interests me is that since so many people have no interest in them so they might be available at closeout prices sooner or later.
You are absolutely correct, Twang, seems Ampeg thought they needed to be very different in their tube lineup! I had a Gemini, late 60's-early70's, & it had one 3-element preamp tube that i had never heard of, before or since! I did, however, find a replacement for it, made in England and not prohibitively expensive. This was in the late 90's, tho, but then, preamp tubes last much longer than power & driver tubes. The Tube Store has lots of odd stuff available, i haven't needed anything really odd in a while, either my own, or a repair job i was doing, but i'll always check with them first. An old SVT would have a very rare type of power tube, the number escapes me, but i think the Tube Store has them. Grove Tubes has a book that includes a way to convert them to 6550s like some Marshalls have, if one wanted to.
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